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Read online The Hidden Landscape: A Journey into the Geological Past.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Hidden Landscape: A Journey into the Geological Past I travelled to Haverfordwest to get to the past b b From Paddington Station a Great Western locomotive took me on a journey westwards from London further and further back into geological time from the age of mammals to the age of trilobites Under the River Severn and into Wales I was back i before i the time of the dinosaurs to a time when Wales steamed and sweated with the humid heat of moss laden and boggy forests in coal swamps where dragonflies the size of hawks flitted in the mist and then on back still further in time so far back that life had not yet slithered or crawled upon the land from its aqueous nursery b .

So begins this enthralling exploration of time and place in which Richard Fortey peels away the top layer of the land to reveal the hidden landscape the rocks which contain the story of distant events which dictate not only the personality of the landscape but the nature of the soil the plants that grow in it and the regional characteristics of the buildings We travel with him as our guide throughout the British Isles and as the rocks change so we learn to read the clues they contain that Britain was once divided into two parts separated by an ocean that Scottish malt whisky Harris tweed slate roofs and thatched cottages can be traced back to tumultuous events which took place many millions of years ago i The Hidden Landscape i has become a classic in popular geology since its first publication in This new edition is fully updated and beautifully illustrated by Richard Fortey

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The Hidden Landscape: A Journey into the Geological Past
Title:The Hidden Landscape: A Journey into the Geological Past
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Number of Pages:320
Category:Science, Geology, Non fiction, History, Natural history, Evolution
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